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Gurdon G. Woods papers, 1948-1987

Creator:
Woods, Gurdon G., 1915-
Subject:
DeFeo, Jay
Siegriest
Siegriest, Lundy
Otis Art Institute
San Francisco Art Institute
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
0.8 linear ft.
Addition: 5 items.
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
Correspondence; notes and writings by Woods and his students; printed material; photographs of Woods and his work; 4 sketches and drawings by his students, undated; 1 certificate from San Francisco Art Institute, undated, various subject files, 1948-1981.
Included are: correspondence with Grace McCann Morley, Jock Reynolds, Richard Hayton, Sean Elwood and others, 1960-1987; notes and writings by Woods and his students; student drawings by Joan Brown and others, and original Christmas cards received; clippings, 1955-1978; files on the San Francisco Art Festival, 1950-1951, San Francisco Art Association, the San Francisco Art Commission, the San Francisco Museum of Art, and other events and topics; gallery announcements, posters and exhibition catalogs;
writings by Woods including commencement addresses, lectures, proposals and one manuscript "New Prospects in Design Education"; proposals for long range development of the visual arts program at the University of California at Santa Cruz (1970-1979); and photographs and slides of Woods and his artwork.
ADDITION: One b&w photograph of Louis Siegriest and his son Lundy; one b&w photograph of Jay DeFeo, ca. 1960; and two exhibition catalogs on the Siegriests, 1980 and 1986; newspaper review of Woods' 1993 exhibit.
Citation:
Gurdon G. Woods papers, 1948-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Sculptor and art instructor; San Francisco and Santa Cruz, California.
Provenance:
Material donated 1991 and 1992 by Gurdon Woods.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art
Art festivals
Art teachers
Christmas cards
Drawings
Photographs
Sculptors
Sculpture, American
Sculpture, Modern
Works of art
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10386
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213742
AAA_collcode_woodgurd
Theme:
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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